Cole, John P. Plainwell, MI John passed away December 15, 2018 at his home in Plainwell surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 28, 1943 in Montebello, California, the son of Orville and Joeshpine (Hart) Cole. John proudly served his country for in the US Army for seven years and served a full tour in the Vietnam War. For 36 years he had worked at General Motors until his retirement in 2005. John was a kind hearted man who enjoyed traveling the world and taking photographs. He also enjoyed collecting stamps and coins and drinking a cold beer. He was a member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030 and the American Legion. On August 11, 1988 in Las Vegas he married Nancy Herwick who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Shannon (Lynn Jr.) Carpenter of Dorr; step-daughter, Denise Nelsen of Kalamazoo and step-son, Doug (Carol) Cole of Arizona; 7 grandchildren, Sean, Douglas, Courtney, Trever, Tayler, Trenton and Cassidy; 3 great-grandchildren, Remmie, Lou and Riley; his brother, Ronnie Cole of Kansas and his nephew, Donnie Frost of California. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Francis Cole and sister, Gail Berg. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with John's family from 3-6 P.M., Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Otsego VFW Post #3030. Burial of ashes will take place at 1:00 P.M., Monday, December 24, 2018 at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of John may be made to the Otsego VFW Post #3030. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.